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Amateur Radio Afloat and Portable

JS8Call – An overview for new users

Introduction   Back in March of 2018 I managed to get involved in the testing of some new software for Amateur Radio. I joined a very small team of Operators who were mainly in the USA but also three in Europe, including myself. This software was called FT8Call, the...

Icom 7300 Settings for Control via a USB Cable

This is how I have my Icom 7300 settings to control the Radio over the USB connection from a Computer for digital mode software such as JS8Call, Hamradio Deluxe and FLDigi. Open the settings screen and tap Connectors. Then set up each entry to match mine (adjust your...

JS8Call November 2018 QSO Party

The monthly JS8Call QSO party starts in just over a couple of hours at 0000UTC Saturday 10 November. ‘If you haven’t tried JS8Call tomorrow might be a good time to have a go as there should be plenty of operators on the air. see the JS8Call website news for more...

Tutorial: Which windows COM port do I pick on JS8Call?

For JS8Call rig control to work you need to get the correct COM port selected on the settings Page. This assumes that you have already installed the drive for your radio. For this I installed Icoms driver for my IC-7300. You should install the drive BEFORE you connect...

Tutorial: How to add a new Mode to Ham Radio Deluxe

if you set up auto logging with Ham Radio Deluxe, you might also want to know how to add a new mode to the Ham Radio Deluxe mode list. Here's how.   New modes don’t come along very often so some users may not be aware of how to add a new mode selection to logging...

Tutorial: Integrate Logging software to JS8Call

I see a lot of questions about automatically logging JS8Calls to logging software. I put this guide up on the JS8Call website, but thought I might as well repeat here: Can I automatically Log my JS8 QSO to my logging software? The answer is Yes. BUT only if your...

JS8Call: The day the bacon went away

By now if you are already using JS8Call you should know that the latest and greatest version of JS8Call has been released v0.8 - http://js8call.com/2018/10/31/js8call-0-8-released-today/ its a sad day. Ive been using JS8Call since version 0.0.1 and for most of that...

My Radio Shack

You may our may not know that I live on a boat floating on the River Hamble in Southampton. For most of the time we are tided to the marina pontoon and have access to 240volt shore power. but that's not always going to be the case so I need to be as self-sufficient...

JS8Call 0.8 Released today

Jordan Sherer KN4CRD has just released a new version of JS8Call with even more features and some bug fixes. It’s still pre-release beta software but well worth trying if you can handle the possiblility of the odd bug or two. I’ve found it works really well though, and...